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ZooTeen Leaders Program

The ZooTeen Leaders program encourages teens in grades 9-12 to become a force for conservation and education and to become stewards of the Earth's natural resources. The program empowers teens by equipping them with the resources and skills needed to be ambassadors for the Earth's environment. The ZooTeen Program also provide teens the opportunity to explore the vast array of career opportunities within the Zoo and in conservation and animal sciences.

The ZooTeen Leaders program is a year-long opportunity to learn at the Zoo through activities designed by and for youth, focusing on communication skills, career development and conservation, based on local and global environmental issues. Participants attend weekly meetings and work on projects that develop team-building, communication skills and conservation knowledge. ZooTeen Leaders are mentors for the summer ZooTeen program,  developing training for ZooTeens and content for ZooTeen summer stations.

Who: Students entering 9th through 12th grade are invited to apply.
Where: Meetings take place at Seneca Park Zoo.
When: The current program will run mid-October 2015 through mid-August 2016. Meetings will happen once a week on weeknights (exact evening TBD) and occasional weekend days from October through June. ZooTeen Leaders will participate in the ZooTeen summer program, volunteering two full days at the Zoo for six weeks from July through August.
Fee: ZooTeen Leaders pay a program fee of $125 to cover guest speakers, T-shirts, field trips and the summer ZooTeen program. Payment is not due until acceptance and payment plans are available upon request.

Applications are due September 18, 2015

Click here to download a ZooTeen Leaders application.

Click here to download a ZooTeen Leader teacher reference form.

For questions, please contact:

The Seneca Park Zoo Society Education Department

Phone: (585) 336-7213 or e-mail education@senecazoo.org